Employment

Washington Report (May 12, 2015) Jobless figures for post-9/11 veterans were up slightly in April, but still remained below 7 percent for the fifth month in the last six, a rare streak of good employment news for veterans. The rate last month was 6.9 percent, up slightly from 6.5 percent in March,... Read more
Washington Report (March 17, 2015) Several bills have been introduced to help veterans receive health care, find jobs and reunite with their adult children. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act Monday that would roll back... Read more
Washington Report (March 10, 2015) Legislation introduced recently in the House and Senate address issues of importance to military members, including National Guardsmen, from tax credits to business loans and Agent Orange. - The Military Reserve Small Business Jobs Act of 2015 introduced by Sen.... Read more
Washington Report (January 6, 2014) Republicans in the House are using jobs for veterans to undermine the Affordable Care Act. They plan to introduce today, the first day of the 114th Congress, the Hire More Heroes Act which would allow employers to hire veterans but not count them as full-time... Read more
Washington Report (October 28, 2014) As committees in the House and Senate meet to find common ground between each chamber's version of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Department has made its opinion known on about 90 issues, sometimes agreeing and often disagreeing... Read more
“The statutory missions of Selective Service are to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the DoD in the event of a national emergency …” That is the first part of the Selective Service System’s mission statement, and it’s with that goal in mind that I write this blog. I’m... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) When the armed services committees of the House and Senate meet to hammer out a National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, NGAUS is asking them to consider several Senate amendments that could be introduced and bring the Senate version in line with the... Read more
Washington Report (July 29, 2014) Fifteen employers have been recognized for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard or the Reserve. They will receive the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during a ceremony in September at the Pentagon. The award is made... Read more
The National Defense Authorization Act handily passed Thursday by the House of Representatives authorizes $552.1 billion in spending for national defense and an additional $79.4 billion for overseas contingency operations. The vote was 325 to 98. In addition to provisions mentioned previously, the... Read more
As the military continues its inevitable drawdown after 13 years of persistent conflict, both Congress and the Obama administration have renewed their focus on increasing civilian employment opportunities for veterans. As unemployment figures continue to improve nationally, veterans’ unemployment... Read more

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